L’Inviti Music Management is working in partnership with the composer Christopher Wood to promote and encourage performances of his setting of the Requiem Mass, which was first performed at St John’s Smith Square, London in 2012.
The Wood Requiem is a highly accessible, tonal piece lasting about 55 minutes, written in a similar style to that of Karl Jenkins, John Rutter etc.
We are currently offering musical and financial assistance to choral societies and their directors to help them to stage a one-day workshop, learning and performing the Wood Requiem.
A UNIQUE FUNDRAISING / PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR CHOIR..!
The following are provided free of charge:
• 8-12 professional singers to assist the chorus and to sing the various solo parts
• A professional organist or accompanist if required
• Loan of vocal scores
• Covering the costs of the day (venue hire etc)
And in addition, a donation is made to your choir or choral society!
“This was a tremendously successful and enjoyable day for our choir members, and I have had nothing but the warmest possible feedback from all who took part. Chris Wood’s very attractive Requiem proved the perfect piece for a day like this: just stretching enough to provide an invigorating sight-reading workout, but tonal and singable enough for the choir to present a confident and very satisfying performance to round off the day. The arrangements were impeccably organised, and my choir particularly enjoyed singing with the outstanding professional singers who both supported the chorus and delivered the solos exquisitely.” Aidan Oliver, Musical Director, Dulwich Choral Society
“We’ve had such great feedback from our members about the study day. Not only was the Wood Requiem very accessible and enjoyable to sing (and to direct!), but it was also sufficiently challenging to provide worthwhile sight-singing practice. The format of a study day worked very well, as it gave us access to new repertoire without compromising our plan for the year, and the generous sponsorship of the day will help us to defray the costs of the choir’s other performances too.”
Dan Ludford-Thomas, Director of Music, Lewisham Choral Society